Springer Theses

Magnetic Field Effects in Low-Dimensional Quantum Magnets

Authors: Iaizzi, Adam

  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by Boston University
  • New results on quantum phase transitions in magnetic systems such as metamagnetism and deconfined quantum criticality 
  • Accessible introduction to condensed matter physics focusing on phase transitions
  • Highlights women computational physicists, focusing on Arianna Rosenbluth and the Metropolis Algorithm
  • Provides a detailed pedagogical guide to quantum Monte Carlo
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This thesis is a tour-de-force combination of analytic and computational results clarifying and resolving important questions about the nature of quantum phase transitions in one- and two-dimensional magnetic systems. The author presents a comprehensive study of a low-dimensional spin-half quantum antiferromagnet (the J-Q model) in the presence of a magnetic field in both one and two dimensions, demonstrating the causes of metamagnetism in such systems and providing direct evidence of fractionalized excitations near the deconfined quantum critical point. In addition to describing significant new research results, this thesis also provides the non-expert with a clear understanding of the nature and importance of computational physics and its role in condensed matter physics as well as the nature of phase transitions, both classical and quantum. It also contains an elegant and detailed but accessible summary of the methods used in the thesis—exact diagonalization, Monte Carlo, quantum Monte Carlo and the stochastic series expansion—that will serve as a valuable pedagogical introduction to students beginning in this field.

About the authors

Adam Iaizzi received his PhD from Boston University in 2018. He now holds a postdoctoral position at National Taiwan University.

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01802-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magnetic Field Effects in Low-Dimensional Quantum Magnets
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01803-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01803-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01802-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 156
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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